Monday, July 30, 2012

Gibbs Wants Logano To Return

Logano has options for 2013
Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs confirmed Sunday that he wants to add a fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota to the stable in 2013. The fourth JGR entry would allow the team to retain Joey Logano while also welcoming former series champion Matt Kenseth to the fold. 

Gibbs said the team is working to find sponsorship to retain Logano, who is in the final year of his current contract. "We want him to retire at JGR," said Gibbs to's David Newton. "We're trying to figure out how to make all of that work."

He said Logano could continue as a full-time Sprint Cup competitor next season, drop back to the NASCAR Nationwide Series, or split time between the two, depending on sponsorship. "We've talked a number of different potentials,” said Gibbs. “But obviously, we'd like him to be in Cup full-time.” 

Kenseth has confirmed that he has a deal in place for 2013 and beyond, but has declined to comment on the details, honoring a clause in his contract with Roush Fenway Racing that precludes him from discussing his plans for at least another month. Logano is investigating options with other teams, but sources say he would prefer to stay with JGR and crew chief Jason Ratcliff.

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